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ABANTE: DOTR’S ‘NO VAX NO RIDE’ ORDER UNNECESSARY

With the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) “no vaccination, no ride” policy set to be fully implemented on Monday, January 17,  Deputy Speaker Benny Abante, Jr. urged the DOTr to reconsider and rescind its department order prohibiting unvaccinated individuals from riding public utility vehicles, and said on Friday that there were already safeguards in place to […]

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BIR URGED: SUSPEND ONLINE TRANSFER FEES AMID COVID

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the banking community to suspend the collection of fees on online money transfers while COVID-19 cases peak. “With a number of banks shortening their operating hours, some banks even temporarily closing as some of their employees have also contracted the disease or manifested symptoms […]

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GORDON TO SSS MEMBERS: BE WARY OF ONLINE SCAMMERS

Senator Dick Gordon warned Social Security System (SSS) members and their employers to take extra precaution against scammers amid the recent rise in the number of fraudulent incidents, especially during pandemic. Gordon, who chairs the Senate Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises, urged SSS members and their employers alike not to disclose sensitive information […]

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SENATE TO HONOR F. SIONIL JOSE – DE LIMA

Senator Leila de Lima filed a Proposed Senate Resolution honoring the late National Artist for Literature, F. Sionil Jose, for his invaluable contributions to Philippine literature. De Lima, a champion of social justice and human rights, said Jose’s pieces depict social issues and struggles and emphasize the importance of social justice, thereby immortalizing arts in […]

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LEGAZPI CITY GIVES BRGY OFFICIALS P3K AID – ROSAL

Officials of the 70 villages in Legazpi City received P3,000 each as financial assistance from the national government for their role in carrying out the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program. Mayor Noel Rosal said the assistance came from the social fund of President Rodrigo Duterte. “The P2.3 million fund of the financial assistance was […]

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FILE CASE VS RIO OVER INTERNET PROJECT – AGLIPAY

A House of Representatives panel has recommended the filing of criminal charges against former Department of Information and Communications (DICT) undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr. over the alleged irregularities in the government’s Free Public Internet Access Program (FPIAP). The House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability recommended the filing of charges against Rio for violating […]

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ZUBIRI TO CANDIDATES: ‘ODETTE’ VICTIMS NEED HELP

Senator Migz Zubiri bookended the holidays by heading to provinces struck by Typhoon Odette, personally delivering rice, groceries, water, face masks, and tents, purchased using personal funds he had originally intended for his advertising budget as a senatorial candidate for the upcoming elections. “As soon as we saw how Typhoon Odette ravaged Visayas and Mindanao, […]

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GOV’T URGED: USE LAB NETWORK FUND FOR MASS TESTING

The government should immediately “release and disperse” the P7.92-billion fund in the 2022 national budget for the government’s COVID-19 Laboratory Network so the current surge in the demand for testing could be met, Senator Joel Villanueva said. Villanueva said the amount should be “downloaded without delay” to public health facilities so they can cope with […]

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TAKE ONLINE TESDA COURSES: QUARANTINED OFWS URGED

Senator Dick Gordon has urged the estimated 9,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are currently under strict quarantine or isolation to keep their patience and their minds occupied towards self-improvement. Gordon, who is known as a man of action, suggested returning OFWs to join in Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) online courses which […]

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MANILA OPENS BOOSTER DRIVE-THRU VAX SITE – MORENO

The city government of Manila launched its drive-through vaccination site specifically for booster shots against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta. The new vaccination site is destined for four-wheel drive vehicles with a maximum of four to five persons, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said in an interview during the site inspection. […]